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The benevolent side of metal

The benevolent side of metal
June 22, 2012, 06:35:09 AM
Belief in Hell and supernatural punishment across nations seems to predict lower crime rates.


Metal is the modern cultural artifact that serves this role while Christianity wanes.  The message of metal is not an excuse for a reckless lifestyle, it is a warning that if man crosses certain boundaries he can expect eternal torment.

Re: The benevolent side of metal
June 23, 2012, 08:53:42 AM
No wonder governments use belief in hell (Strict Religion) as a way to control their people.

Re: The benevolent side of metal
June 23, 2012, 11:41:48 AM
And maybe in some ways they are better for it?  "Governments" is one thing.  Let's not forget things like Dante's Inferno or any of the various mythologies and religions with their hells and purgatories and underworlds and other-worlds.  It's a natural cultural expression so I say "go with it."  The key is how sophisticated it is - from Dante's Inferno to the very best of metal.